Gbolahan Salami banned for 6 matches in Finland


Super Eagles striker Gbolahan Salami has been handed a 6 match ban for unsportsmanlike behaviour by the Football Association of Finland Disciplinary Committee.

The former Warri wolves striker who plays for KuPS in Finland, received the heavy retrospective punishment following his sustained outbursts and protestations against the center referee, and officials following his team’s disallowed goal against Mariehamn on June 4.

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Salami, 26, was shown a straight red card by referee Jani Laaksonen, and was billed to miss the mandatory two match suspension against VPS and HJK Helsinki.

But following his admittance to charges of misconduct, the Football Association has extended the ban to six games.

He is said to have escaped a lengthier ban due to his admittance of guilt and will not be available for KuPS’ next four matches against Ilves, PS Kemi, HIFK and Lahti.

Salami a former top scorer in the NPFL while representing Warri wolves was well known for his fiery character and proneness to red cards. This does not take away his emerse talent as a forward who could also play as a winger.

Salami has registered 9 goals, providing 2 assist in 17 games for KuPS this season.

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